On August 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ukraine sided with the Ukrainian Oschadbank in a dispute over the violation of the rights of Sberbank of Russia during the registration of the SBERBANK trademark on the territory of Ukraine in the name of Oschadbank.
Litigation between banks began in 2016 – the Russian bank instead of the designation “SBERBANK OF RUSSIA” began to use the designation “SBERBANK” in 2015, the rights to which belong to the state-owned Oschadbank in Ukraine.
‘SBERBANK’ (translated as ‘saving bank’) in Ukrainian translation is ‘OSCHADBANK’.
Ukrainian Oschadbank filed a lawsuit banning a Russian bank from using SBERBANK trademark, as this may mislead customers and in a certain way influence their behavior.
Having lost the hearings in the first instance, the Russian Sberbank filed a counterclaim on violation of the rights of Sberbank of Russia on the territory of Ukraine in the form of registration by Oschadbank of SBERBANK trademark.
However, the Russian bank lost in this case too.
During the trial, three examinations were carried out, more than 100 petitions of the parties were considered.